Tony Aston was born in 1953 in Redditch, Worcestershire and grew up there until he was sixteen years old. In this book Tony explores his memories of ordinary day-to-day life when the town, like hundreds of other towns and cities at that time, was striving to repair and re-invent itself after World War II.
Tony recalls the demolition of the old town and the building of the new as well as his personal memories of Christmas, food and drink, the big freeze of 1962/63, incidents and accidents, special people in his life, radio and television, all intertwined with significant national and international events.
Tony is a former Scotland Yard detective and counter-espionage specialist within the UK Defence Industry and in this, his first book, he has triumphed in weaving a narrative that will make readers both laugh and cry whilst rekindling their own memories.
‘Redditch – From the Chip Shop to the Batchley’
By Tony Aston
Publisher: Brewin Books